Kem (river)

The Kem (Russian: Кемь, Finnish: Kemijoki) is a river in Republic of Karelia, Russia. It starts from Lake Lower Kuyto and flows through a number of lakes into the White Sea. It is 191 kilometres (119 mi) long, and has a drainage basin of 27,700 square kilometres (10,700 sq mi).[1] There is a cascade of 5 hydroelectric power plants. The town of Kem is located in the mouth of the Kem. Tributaries: Chirka-Kem, Okhta, Kepa, Shomba.[2]

Kem
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Location
CountryRussia
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationLake Lower Kuyto
 • elevation100 m (330 ft)
MouthWhite Sea
 • coordinates
64°57′03″N 34°40′29″E / 64.9508°N 34.6746°E / 64.9508; 34.6746Coordinates: 64°57′03″N 34°40′29″E / 64.9508°N 34.6746°E / 64.9508; 34.6746
Length191 km (119 mi)
Basin size27,700 km2 (10,700 sq mi)
Discharge 
 • average275 m3/s (9,700 cu ft/s)

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